Sunday, May 21, 2017

NCC-Mac May 2017 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, May 25, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

This month's we have brief walkthroughs of two recently updated iOS apps.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Clips: The Missing Manual

It turns out that Clips is a pretty amazing app. Too bad some of its best features are hidden. This article would have been a big help if it had come out before I recorded my live demo of the app.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

NCC-Mac April 2017 Virtual Meeting





Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
iOS 10.3.1
iOS 10.3.1 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad.
 For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Post Date: Apr 3, 2017

System Requirements
iPhone 5 or newer
iPad 4th generation or newer
iPad mini 2 or newer
iPod touch (6th generation)
Available via OTA and iTunes
Xcode 8.3.1
Mac OS Developer Tools
Apr 06 '17

What's New
Xcode 8.3.1 includes Swift 3.1 and SDKs for iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, tvOS 10.2, and macOS Sierra 10.12
Xcode 8.3.1 fixes an issue that could produce app archives that were larger than necessary
Clips 1.0
iOS Universal Photography
New App: Free, v1.0
Apr 06 '17

Clips is a new app for making fun videos to share with friends, family, and the world. With a few taps you can create and send a video message or tell a quick story with animated text, graphics and emoji, music, and more. 

Videos made easy
• Clips lets you create videos in real time using simple controls — no timeline, tracks, or complicated editing tools
• Shoot live video and photos or add them from your library
• Easily mute audio, adjust the length of your clips, and reorder them
• Clips looks and works great on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Live Titles
• Create animated titles and captions using just your voice
• Captions are generated automatically as you speak and match the timing of your voiceover
• Mix and match different styles throughout your video
• Tap your title to adjust text and punctuation or add inline emoji 

Fun effects
• Give your photos and video clips a comic book look with color and black & white filters
• Drop in animated speech bubbles, arrows, and banners
• Add emoji on top of any photo or video clip
• Use full-screen posters with animated backgrounds and customizable text to help tell your story
• Drag and pinch while recording to add smooth pan and zoom animations to your photos and videos
• Add a music track from your library or use built-in soundtracks that automatically adjust to the length of your video

Smart sharing
• Clips suggests people to share with based on who is in your video and whom you share with most often
• Tap a person in the share sheet to instantly send your video via Messages
• Send directly to Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other popular social media sites
iMovie 10.1.5
Mac OS Video
Apr 13 '17

What's New
• Fixes an issue which could add a red tint to video imported from some camcorders
• Addresses an issue which prevented some videos shot on iPhone from appearing in the import window
• Improves performance and stability
Xcode 8.3.2
Mac OS Developer Tools
Apr 18 '17

What's New
Xcode 8.3.2 includes Swift 3.1 and SDKs for iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, tvOS 10.2, and macOS Sierra 10.12

Xcode 8.3.2 improves performance and fixes several critical bugs, including:

• Swift projects using whole-module optimization now build faster on multi-core Macs
• Swift migrator now applies all applicable Fix-it conversions
• Fixed an issue that could prevent iOS playgrounds from supporting interactivity on non-Retina displays
• Fixed a compile failure when building valid C++ code involving a nested struct, enum, or lambda
• Fixed an issue where the debug console would not show output until a new line was printed
• Additional bug fixes and stability improvements
Pages 3.1.1
iOS Universal Productivity
Apr 25 '17

What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Keynote 3.1.1
iOS Universal Productivity
Apr 25 '17

What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Numbers 3.1.1
iOS Universal Productivity
Apr 25 '17

What's New
This update adds a number keyboard for iPad, reduces the need to switch keyboards while entering data, and includes other usability improvements.
Pages 6.1.1
Mac OS Productivity
Apr 25 '17

What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Numbers 4.1.1
Mac OS Productivity
Apr 25 '17

What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Keynote 7.1.1
Mac OS Productivity
Apr 25 '17

What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
The next meeting will be held Thursday, May 25, 2017, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
April 27 (or thereabouts) Virtual Meeting
Mac Pro
Clips
Q&A, General Discussion


Sunday, April 23, 2017

NCC-Mac April 2017 Non-Meeting Non-Announcement

For those who didn't get the memo, there is NOT going to be an April NCC-Mac meeting. I'm playing hooky that day to attend a weather forecasting talk in Gold Beach.

Don't despair. I'm preparing a "virtual meeting" that should appear on the blog around the time of the usual Thursday meeting. Stay tuned.

The next "real" NCC-Mac meeting is scheduled for May 25, the last Thursday in May.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Slideshow of March NCC-Mac Meeting…

…is HERE.

Outline of March 2017 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Apple Store 4.2 (iOS)
Mar 09 '17
What's New
Various improvements and performance enhancements.
Apple Remote Desktop 3.9.2 Client
This update is recommended for all Apple Remote Desktop users and addresses several issues related to compatibility, reliability, and usability as well as the following improvements: 

• Computer lists, complete with credentials, can be exported to an encrypted archive and restored to other viewers 
• Improved security, with an optional compatibility option to support older clients in the Security tab of the Preferences panel 
• Assistance cursors available via a custom toolbar item 
• Support for the Touch Bar

Post Date: Feb 21, 2017

File Size: 9.3 MB

System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.10.5 or higher
Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 or 3.2.1.
An Ethernet (recommended), AirPort, or FireWire over IP network connection.
Swift Playgrounds 1.2 (iOS)
Mar 21 '17
What's New
• An error message will display automatically if your code has a mistake
• Playground documents can be installed from within Safari and Mail on iPad (requires iOS 10.2)
• Fixed issue that would improperly select a block of code, and could prevent dragging to re-order lines of code
• Fixed issue that caused buttons to draw in the wrong location when multitasking with another app
• Additional bug fixes and stability improvements
iTunes 12.6
This update includes minor app and performance improvements.
Post Date: Jan 23, 2017

System Requirements
400MB of available disk space
iCloud Music Library, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
iTunes Extras require OS X version 10.10.3 or later
Windows 7 or later
64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 require the iTunes 64-bit installer; for more information, visit www.itunes.com/download
400MB of available disk space
Screen reader support requires Window-Eyes 7.2 or later; for information about accessibility in iTunes, visit www.apple.com/accessibility 
iTunes is now a 64-bit application on 64-bit versions of Windows 8 and 7. Some third-party visualizers may no longer be compatible with this version of iTunes. Please contact the developer for an updated visualizer that is compatible with iTunes 12.1 or later
Apple Music requires OS X version 10.9.5 or later

Apple has issued iTunes 12.6 in conjunction with the release of new iPads ("Apple Replaces iPad Air 2 with New 9.7-inch iPad," 21 March 2017) and iPhones (see “Apple Introduces (PRODUCT)RED iPhones, Doubles iPhone SE Storage,” 21 March 2017) with a feature that’s long been requested — the capability to watch iTunes movie rentals on any of your Apple devices (i.e., Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV). However, there is a delayed gratification caveat to this new feature in that it requires iOS 10.3 or tvOS 10.2 — neither of which have been released yet.

Dubbed “rent once, watch anywhere,” the feature enables you to start watching a movie on your Apple TV at home and then finish it on your next morning’s commute by streaming it on your iPhone (once all systems are updated). Previously, you could transfer rentals made on your Mac to an iOS device by performing a sync, and you couldn’t access rentals made on an Apple TV on other devices. (Free, 269 MB via direct download or Software Update, release notes, 10.9.5+)
Workflow 1.7.3 (iOS)
$2.99 -> Free
Mar 22 '17

Workflow is your personal automation tool, enabling you to drag and drop any combination of actions to create powerful workflows for your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

Workflow includes over 200 actions, including those for Contacts, Calendar, Maps, Music, Photos, Camera, Reminders, Safari, AirDrop, Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, Evernote, iCloud Drive, and Health, to name a few.

For example, you can use Workflow to:
* Make animated GIFs
* Add a home screen icon that calls a loved one 
* Make PDFs from Safari or any app with a share sheet
* Get directions to the nearest coffee shop in one tap
* Tweet the song you're listening to
* Get all of the images on a web page
* Send a message including the last screenshot you took
* And so much more...

Your workflow creations can be launched from inside the Workflow app, from other apps using Workflow's Action Extension, or from our new lightning-fast Today Widget. You can even export a workflow as a standalone app on your home screen.

Workflow opens up infinite possibilities of what you can do with your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. But this is just the beginning. Stay tuned.
What's New
Workflow 1.7.3 includes compatibility requirements, integration updates and bug fixes.

Love Workflow? Write us an App Store review!

Have an idea? Something not working? Shoot us an email at support@workflow.is.
watchOS 3.2
This release introduces the ability to use Siri with apps and Theater Mode to keep the screen dark until you tap it. This release also includes additional improvements and bug fixes.
Siri now works with apps from the App Store to start workouts, send messages, make payments, book rides, and more.
Theater Mode setting turns on silent mode and keeps the screen dark until you tap it, even when you raise your wrist.
Scribble is now available in French, Spanish, and Italian.
Music playlist sync progress is now displayed in the Apple Watch app on iPhone.

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Post Date: Mar 27, 2017

System Requirements
iPhone 5 or later
Available via OTA through the Apple Watch app
iOS 10.3
iOS 10.3 introduces new features including the ability to locate AirPods using Find my iPhone and more ways to use Siri with payment, ride booking and automaker apps.

Find My iPhone
•  View the current or last known location of your AirPods 
•  Play a sound on one or both AirPods to help you find them

Siri
•  Support for paying and checking status of bills with payment apps
•  Support for scheduling with ride booking apps
•  Support for checking car fuel level, lock status, turning on lights and activating horn with automaker apps
•  Cricket sports scores and statistics for Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council

CarPlay
•  Shortcuts in the status bar for easy access to last used apps
•  Apple Music Now Playing screen gives access to Up Next and the currently playing song's album
•  Daily curated playlists and new music categories in Apple Music 

Other improvements and fixes
•  Rent once and watch your iTunes movies across your devices
•  New Settings unified view for your Apple ID account information, settings and devices
•  Hourly weather in Maps using 3D Touch on the displayed current temperature
•  Support for searching “parked car” in Maps
•  Calendar adds the ability to delete an unwanted invite and report it as junk
•  Home app support to trigger scenes using accessories with switches and buttons
•  Home app support for accessory battery level status
•  Podcasts support for 3D Touch and Today widget to access recently updated shows
•  Podcast shows or episodes are shareable to Messages with full playback support
•  Fixes an issue that could prevent Maps from displaying your current location after resetting Location & Privacy
•  VoiceOver stability improvements for Phone, Safari and Mail

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/HT201222 
Security Update 2017-001 (El Capitan)
Security Update 2017-001 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Mar 27, 2017

File Size: 700.6 MB

System Requirements
 OS X El Capitan 10.11
Security Update 2017-001 (Yosemite)
Security Update 2017-001 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Mar 27, 2017

File Size: 495.2 MB

System Requirements
 OS X Yosemite 10.10.5
macOS Sierra 10.12.4 Update
The macOS Sierra 10.12.4 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.

This update:
• Adds Night Shift for automatically shifting the colors in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum after dark
• Adds Siri support for cricket sports scores and statistics for Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council
• Adds Dictation support for Shanghainese
• Resolves several PDF rendering and annotation issues in Preview
• Improves the visibility of the subject line when using Conversation View in Mail
• Fixes an issue that may prevent content from appearing in Mail messages
For more detailed information about this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT207536 
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

Post Date: Mar 27, 2017

File Size: 1.79 GB

System Requirements
macOS Sierra 10.12.3
Pages 3.1
Mar 27 '17
iOS Universal Productivity

What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Keynote 3.1
Mar 27 '17
iOS Universal Productivity

What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Numbers 3.1
Mar 27 '17
iOS Universal Productivity

What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Keynote 7.1
Mar 27 '17
Mac OS Productivity

What's New
• Support for Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro lets you easily edit text, shapes, tables and charts
• Control Slideshow playback using Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro 
• Stability and performance improvements
Pages 6.1
Mar 27 '17
Mac OS Productivity

What's New
• Support for Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro lets you easily edit text, shapes, tables and charts
• Stability and performance improvements
Numbers 4.1
Mar 27 '17
Mac OS Productivity

What's New
• Support for Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro lets you easily edit text, shapes, tables and charts
• Stability and performance improvements
Xcode 8.3
Mar 27 '17
Mac OS Developer Tools

What's New
Xcode 8.2.1 includes Swift 3, and SDKs for iOS 10.2, watchOS 3.1, tvOS 10.1, and macOS Sierra 10.12.2.

Xcode 8.2.1 fixes an issue where incorrect Swift version warnings were displayed

New in Xcode 8.2:
• Touch Bar gains new actions and can be customized
• Simulator installs an app by drag-and-drop onto the Simulator window
• Additional bug fixes and stability improvements
tvOS 10.2
tvOS 10.2 introduces improved scrolling behavior, allowing tvOS users to scroll through large lists of information more quickly. A longer swipe on the Siri remote activates the new scrolling mode, and a swipe on the right side of the remote allows users to navigate specific indexes. 

While Apple's release information only focused on the new scrolling mode, the update also likely includes other small feature tweaks under-the-hood bug fixes and performance improvements.
Safari 10.1
Apple has released Safari 10.1 for OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite and 10.11.6 El Capitan (macOS 10.12.4 Sierra also includes it; see “Apple Releases macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2,” 27 March 2017). The update adds the capability to drag the Show Downloads list into a standalone window, brings Paste and Go to the Safari Smart Search field’s contextual menu, and resolves an issue that caused background tabs to suddenly appear in the foreground. It also deals with a number of security vulnerabilities, including multiple memory corruption and validation issues related to WebKit, a spoofing and denial-of-service issue that existed in the handling of HTTP authentication, and address bar spoofing. Safari 10.1 is available only via Software Update. (Free, 10.10+)
Apple TV Remote 1.1
Mar 27 '17
iOS Universal Entertainment

What's New
• Support for iPad
• Enhanced Now Playing experience with lyrics and playlists for music and chapters, audio tracks, and captions selection for movies and TV shows
• General performance and stability improvements
iTunes U 3.5
Mar 28 '17
iOS Universal Education

What's New
• Mark up photos with instructions or comments using built-in annotation tools
• Quickly send video messages and feedback in 1:1 chats between teachers and students
• Open audio or video files directly in other apps
No April NCC-Mac meeting. The next meeting will be held Thursday, May 25, 2017, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)

MISC*0700*97 WEATHER FORECASTING: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
NOAA's National Weather Service's warning coordination me­teorologist, Ryan Sandler, will discuss how weather forecasting has changed and where it is headed. Decades ago, weather forecasting was more art than science but is now more science than art: Why is a 50% chance of rain a perfectly valid scientific forecast when so many people just want to know if it will rain or not rain. If you're curious about the weather and how a weather forecast is created then please join Ryan for this behind-the­-scenes look at weather forecasting. For more information or questions contact the Gold Beach Center at 541-247-2741 or Ryan Sandler at 541-776-4303, extension 223.
Location: Gold Beach Center Rm 103
Instructor: Ryan Sandler
Day(s)/Time: Thu, Apr 27, 2:00-3:20 pm
Cost: No cost

MISC*0700 ASTRONOMY LECTURE
Learn about the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, coming through Oregon at a lecture this spring. Amateur astronomer Marilyn Hart will talk about this astronomical event and how and why it happens. Topics include the following:
•Solar eclipses and history ·
•The science—how and why an eclipse happens
•Where to see totality
•What you will see
•Safe viewing
location: Chetco Community Public Library, Brookings
Day(s)/Time: Sat, April 22, 2 pm
Cost: No cost 
March 21, 2017: Every new product Apple Just announced

Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, March 26, 2017

NCC-Mac March 2017 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, March 30, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

This month's topic is "Every new product Apple Just announced."